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Michael G. Levine

Criminal defense Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

4.6   11 reviews
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  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 19 years
    Florida - FL 20 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2004
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    OWI/DUI, PreIndictment,Misdemeanors, Felonies, Domestic Violence, Appeals, Post Conviction Relief, State or Federal

    21 years

  2. DUI and DWI

    21 years

  3. Personal injury

    21 years


Michael G. Levine received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He went on to receive his juris doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, receiving a Dean's Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Academic Performance in Substantive Criminal Law and graduating cum laude.

While living in Florida, Mr. Levine worked in the Public Defenders Offices of both Dade and Broward Counties. During his time as a public defender Mr. Levine managed a case load of over one hundred files at any given time. He has tried numerous bench and jury trials including both misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Levine has since returned to Wisconsin in 2005, where he became an Associate at the Law Offices of Robert A. Levine. In addition to his primary focus of criminal defense, Mr. Levine handles civil matters as well.

Mr. Levine is a member of both the Wisconsin and Florida Bars. Mr. Levine is also a member of the Milwaukee County,Eastern District of Wisconsin, Dade County, and American Bar Associations. He is also active in Wisconsin Chapter of NAIOP. Mr. Levine is dedicated to the community and to the city of Milwaukee. Mr. Levine volunteers his time at the Milwaukee Justice Center and at the Marquette Free Legal Clinic


Client's Choice 2012,2010
Client's Choice
2012 2010


The Law Offices of Robert A. Levine


4.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2010
Knoweldgeable, Hard Working, Dedicated
I thought it was going to be very difficult to find a lawyer who I could trust and rely on. As it happens, Michael Levine came highly recommended to me and after our initial consultation I knew my search was over. If you need an attorney who will dedicate themself to you and your needs, all I can say is look no further than Attorney Michael G. Levine.
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Posted by Dale | August 25, 2010
Mike Levine - Colleague Review
Lawyers often represent clients in fast-paced legal and business settings, which makes their responsiveness, timeliness, and reliability equally important to their skill and advocacy. Mike is passionate, creative, and tireless in his approaches to legal practice and finding solutions for clients. He also excels at the sometimes more intangible skills of client dynamics and personal and professional relationships. Combined, these attributes make Mike an extremely effective and trustworthy lawyer and solid representative of the Court for his clients' needs.
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Posted by Shirron | February 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney In the State of Wisconsin
I am so grateful that Defense Attorney Michael G. Levine and his firm represents my loved one in profoundly serious criminal defense matter. From the start, Michael exhibited professionalism and care, always going out of his way to ensure an aggressive defense utilizing creative methods and researching every detail guaranteeing the best results possible. Michael has always been exceptionally responsive to my calls, educating me on each specific part of the case to help me make informed decisions on behalf of my loved one. He has a compassionate ear, always mindful of the sensitive and sometimes hurtful issues/topic at hand. eI have been knowing Michael for quite some time and his reputation in the judicial community is that of a talented, multi-faceted, quick intelligence, position of respect and confidence, which Michael holds in the legal profession, has been well earned. He is well respected and liked by judges, adversaries, court employees and the community. Michael is always thoroughly prepared, whether it’s for a conference call, court appearance or trial, his hard work and the time he puts into each aspect of the matter is evidenced by his results. He is a man of integrity and morals. In the course of our battles with the state prosecutors, I am confident in his course of action, delivery style, his qualities of candidness, honesty, even temper, and soundness which I admire in him. Words cannot justify the outstanding service that we’re receiving from Attorney Michael G. Levine while enduring one of the toughest times in my life. It is not often that you meet an attorney/defense attorney that care and is committed to his clients. If an individual is faced with serious criminal charges, without hesitation, I Highly recommend Wisconsin’s Five Star Defense Attorney, Michael G. Levine!
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fabulous Attorney
I hired Michael when I was erroneously accused of shoplifting at a upscale grocery store. After spending over $200.00 on groceries, a small, $ 10.00 tube of eczema cream slipped through the opening of the child seat area of my cart. Theft management personnel at the store behaved in an arrogant and intimidating manner. The bullying I was subjected to was nothing short of harrassment. They were literally screaming at me because I would not cooperate and sign a form stating I intentionally stole an item. They then told me they were going to have me arrested. I told them I would not sign the form because I did not intentionally conceal anything - nor would I ever do anything like this. They then proceeded to call the police and the police were "required" to give me a ticket or a citation. Although a ticket in the grand scheme of things was not detrimental to my record in any way. The way I was treated was absolutly unacceptable to me. As a professional, a mother of two children and a law abiding citizen, I would not accept a ticket for shoplifting when it was completely unintentional. The incident was emotionally overwhelming and insulting. after meeting with a couple of attorneys , I called Michael and went into his office. He made me feel comfortable. He explained what happened and why they were able to cite me. After researching - it seemed the grocery store had done this to other women before. Michael went to court on my behalf. Michael was effective in having the the ticket dismissed without any other action on my part . Thank you Michael - you are an excellent attorney and a fabulous person. -A
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2014
100% recommendation of Michael for handling my case that could of been possession with intent to distribute (potential felony)
I was pulled over for an expired tag on my auto plate. I was arrested on spot and booked for unpaid tickets belonging to another county. While being searched at the station the police found 15 pills in the jacket I was wearing which after lab testing of them turned out to be xtc. I was looking at felony possession with the additional charge of intent to distribute. Michael was very responsive and swift in action to plan out the defense plan. He never once sugar coated the possible outcomes. He kept me informed every step of the way. After a few sessions with the county and the assistant DA (plus no snitching on anyone with those damn wannabe cowboy detectives) case was dropped due to it being my first offense ever in my life for anything. No charges, no probation, no fines. I was really surprised by this outcome as this never really happens like this. I credit a bit of good luck on my side and a huge part of Michaels great work in knowing which county programs to work with to try to defer the charges. I would recommend him over and over to all my friends and family. 100% trust in him and totally grateful of his services. Thank you Michael (DP)
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Posted by Noah Domnitz | September 14, 2010
Quality Attorney with Personal Touch
Mike is a well-respected attorney in the legal community in Milwaukee. I fully and without reservation recommend Mike to any potential client.
Posted by Jason | September 9, 2010
The best lawyer!
Michael handled a couple of my cases all with positive results. He treated my cases as a priority and was very knowledgable in all aspects of the law. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to hire an attorney.
Posted by Ashlee | April 29, 2010
Great Experience
II was referred to the Law Offices of Robert Levine. Michael Levine met with me and I felt comfortable with him right away. He explained my rights and fought vigorously to get me a great result. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2010
Very professional and attentive attorney
Attorney Levine was great. The initial consultation was very useful and he helped me to understand all of my options. After taking my case, I was very satisfied with the result. Thanks!
Posted by Barney B | February 17, 2010
Very Professional
I was referred to Michael through a business partner of mine. Although my case wasn't one of Michael's largest, he definitely made me feel like an important client and he faught for my best interest at all times. I really appreciate his efforts to help me with my case. His due diligence enabled me to win my case and get what I was seeking. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing these types of legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No preparation
Great communication, but Michael thinks he is the best and he did not walk prepared into the hearing, in fact, we lost. He did not take my case seriously, just my money.
Response from Michael Levine March 25, 2020
I am sorry that you were not satisfied with our services. We take all matters seriously and certainly try our best to provide the most effective representation we can. If you would like to discuss this matter further please do not hesitate to contact me at my office to discuss your concerns.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Robert A. Levine
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office of Broward County
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Certified legal intern
  • Dade County Public Defender's Office
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Hirschhorn and Bieber
  • 2001 - 2003
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (11)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent Attorney, Great Person. An experienced and respected attorney and member of the legal community. Attorney Levine's reputation as the of the best criminal defense attorneys in Milwaukee is well-deserved."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a law student I had the opportunity to meet Attorney Levine while he was volunteering at the Marquette Legal Clinic. I learned a lot from watching him practice and took many of those lessons with me into my own practice. He is a smart, well-spoken attorney who consistently achieves exceptional results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Levine."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike personally and professionally for many years. Mike is a very dedicated and knowledgeable advocate. He is reliable and hard working. I do not hesitate to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael has represented each individual I've referred to him with the highest level of professionalism. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a relentless advocate for his clients in and out of the courtroom. I would recommend his services without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Attorney Levine on a several cases and have seen his work in others. He is a highly skilled attorney who fights for his client's rights with outstanding results. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael gives great advice. I think he is someone that most attorneys should talk to about their office space needs. I've already recommended him to others."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Levine is a shrewd criminal defense attorney who zealously advocates the interests of his clients. He is a thoughtful and compassionate practitioner who places a premium on client service and counseling."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Michael since law school, and we have handled matters together. Michael is a great office lawyer, and an outstanding court room litigator. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Levine is extremely dedicated to his clients and practice. He is always accessible, consistently pursues the best interest of his clients, and is a true professional to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Levine is an honest, hard working and passionate trial lawyer. One of the finest I have ever worked with. He goes the extra mile to make sure his client's rights are protected."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
""Attorney Michael Levine is an extraordinary criminal defense lawyer. His diligent preparation and natural ability to present his clients' case in the courtroom is of the highest degree""
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have seen Michael in court and he is a bulldog: smart, aggressive and always advocating zealously on behalf of his client. I highly recommend Michael as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Levine is an extraordinary criminal defense lawyer."
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